NC Local Organizations

Local nonprofits and commissions across North Carolina. Also see N.C. Neighborhood Associations

Asheville — Preservation Society of Asheville & Buncombe County

The Preservation Society of Asheville and Buncombe County: Through preserving and promoting the unique historic resources of our region, we work to sustain the heritage and sense of place that is Asheville and Buncombe County.

Beaufort — Beaufort Historical Association

The BHA is a private, non-profit, membership and volunteer based organization founded in 1960 by a group of Carteret County citizens without the aid of grants and public funds. The organization owns and operates the Beaufort Historic Site.

Cashiers — Cashiers Historical Society

The Mission of the Cashiers Historical Society is to preserve the heritage of Cashiers Valley through stewardship and education.

Chapel Hill — Preservation Society of Chapel Hill

Founded in 1972, the Preservation Society of Chapel Hill actively campaigns to save Chapel Hill’s historic, natural, and man-made landmarks.

Charlotte — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission is an agency of Mecklenburg County. The Historic Landmarks Commission protects properties in four fundamental ways.

Charlotte — Historic Charlotte

The mission of Historic Charlotte, Inc. is to actively promote historic preservation and to encourage, support and coordinate the activities of history and heritage groups throughout the greater Charlotte region.

Concord — Concord Downtown Development Corporation

The mission of Concord Downtown Development Corp. is to care for the downtown Concord Municipal Service District and to foster continued growth through promotion, design, business development, and the organization of Human Resources.

Durham — Preservation Durham (Historic Preservation Society of Durham–HPSD)

Preservation Durham’s mission is to preserve the history, architecture, and cultural heritage of Durham and Durham County and to serve as an institution for the education of citizens through the promotion and appreciation of this heritage.

Edenton — Edenton Historical Commission

The Edenton Historical Commission is dedicated to restoring, preserving and sharing the stories and places that shaped the Colony, the state of N.C. and the U.S.

Flat Rock — Historic Flat Rock Inc.

Historic Flat Rock, Inc. (HFR) is a non-profit organization founded in 1968. Our purpose is to protect and preserve the historic homes, views and landscapes in the Village of Flat Rock and the surrounding area.

Forsyth Co. — Preserve Historic Forsyth

Honoring the heritage of its 14 townships by promoting, protecting, and advocating for historic resources in Forsyth County.

Gaston Co. — Gaston County Historic Preservation Commission

The mission of the Historic Preservation Commission is to safeguard the heritage of the County and its municipalities by preserving any historic sites therein.

Goldsboro — Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation

The Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation (DGDC) is a non-profit organization that exists to provide leadership dedicated to the improvement of Downtown Goldsboro.

Greensboro — Preservation Greensboro

Preservation Greensboro Incorporated is a nonprofit membership organization that protects treasured historic and architecturally significant places.

New Bern — New Bern Preservation Foundation

The Mission of the New Bern Preservation Foundation is to preserve historically significant structures and sites in and around New Bern.

Hillsborough — Alliance for Historic Hillsborough

Fostering community partnerships that enhance Hillsborough’s cultural and economic future while preserving our past.

Pitt Co. — Pitt County Historical Society

Pitt County Historical Society, Inc., is a nonprofit association whose mission is to preserve and increase awareness of the history of Pitt County.

Raleigh — Raleigh City Cemeteries Preservation

Helps the City of Raleigh promote and provide preservation and restoration of city-owned cemeteries and assist with programs to enhance education and heritage tourism.

Salisbury — Historic Salisbury Foundation

Historic Salisbury Foundation, Inc. is a private nonprofit preservation organization that offers a broad range of services to the Salisbury community.

Shelby — Historic Shelby Foundation

The Historic Shelby Foundation, Inc. has been the premier catalyst for the preservation of Cleveland County’s historic architectural resources since 1982.

Transylvania Co. — Transylvania County Historical Society

Transylvania County Historical Society was formed in 1987 to save the Allison-Deaver House, the oldest standing frame house in Western North Carolina, from destruction. TCHS is also committed to maintaining and preserving the Allison-Deaver House.

Wake Co. — Capital Area Preservation

As Wake County’s non-profit historic preservation organization, Capital Area Preservation (CAP) works to secure a place for our historic resources in Wake County’s future through programs of protection, promotion and education.

Wake Co. — Wake County Historic Preservation Commission

Created in 1992 by the Wake County Board of Commissioners, the Wake County Historic Preservation Carolina Commission is a 12-member board charged with preserving and protecting the county’s special heritage.

Western North Carolina Historical Association

The Western North Carolina Historical Association is a nonprofit organization incorporated in 1952 to: preserve and aid in the study of the history of WNC and related areas through direct activity and cooperation with other agencies.

Wilmington — Historic Wilmington Foundation

The Historic Wilmington Foundation is a non-profit organization that focuses its efforts towards preserving the architectural heritage of the Lower Cape Fear region.

Wilson — Preservation of Wilson

Preservation of Wilson provides leadership in the revitalization efforts of Wilson County’s unique architectural heritage. As stewards of Wilson’s historic buildings, we actively promote historic, architectural, and culturally significant properties.